15 noviembre 2009

Acupuntura VS Fluoxetina en Depresión

En esta publicación, nos dan los datos de un estudio comparativo, sobre acupuntura, y un ansiolítico más conocido por el nombre comercial Prozac, el estudio utiliza escalas de valoración de la evolución del síndrome depresivo, y de los efectos adversos, del tratamiento.

La conclusión a la que llegan es que ambas terapias tienen efectos similares, pero como es obvio, la acupuntura tiene menos afectos adversos y no deseados.

Retomando el articulo sobre los nombres de acupuntura, aquí nos damos cuenta de la importancia de utilizar el nombre chino de origen, para diferenciar, ya que el artículo esta en Inglés, y puede llevar a confusión algún punto como el Zhong Wan 12CV, que yo lo conozco como 12RM.

Lo dejo en comentarios.

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  1. Effect of Acupuncture at Zhongwan (CV 12) and Si-Guan Points Combined with Reinforcing-Reducing Manipulation of Respiration for Treatment of Depression

    Xie YC, et al. Department of TCM, General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300052, China. xieyicong2006@126.com

    OBJECTIVE: To search for an effective therapy for depression. METHODS: One hundred and twenty cases were randomly divided into two groups. The acupuncture group (60 cases) was treated with acupuncture at Zhong wan (CV 12) and Si-guan points [Taichong (LR 3) and Hegu (LI 4)] selected as main acupoints, combined with Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), etc. , meanwhile, the reinforcing-reducing manipulation of respiration was adopted. The western medicine group (60 cases) was treated with oral administration of Fluoxetine Hydrochloride at the dosage of 20 mg every day. These treatments lasted for 8 weeks in both groups. The depression severities were assessed with Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD) before treatment and at the 8th week of the treatment and adverse reactions were appraised respectively with Treatment Emergent Symptom Scale (TESS). RESULTS: The total effective rate was 95.0% in the acupuncture group and 91.7% in the western medicine group with no significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05). After treatment, the HAMD score had very significant changes in the two groups as compared with those before treatment (both P < 0.01), but there was no significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05). After treatment, there was a significant difference between two groups in TESS score (P < 0.01). There was almost no adverse reaction in the acupuncture group, while the main clinical manifestations in the western medicine group were nausea, anorexia, diarrhea, etc. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture at Zhongwan (CV 12) and Si-guan points combined with reinforcing-reducing manipulation of respiration can significantly improve symptoms of depression patients with a similar therapeutic effect to oral administration of Fluoxetine Hydrochloride and it is a safe method for depression without adverse reactions.

    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Jul;29(7):521-4.

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